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Google might try to stretch a telecom cable across the Pacific

Google’s famous brand name may someday be living on another telecom cable that stretches across the ocean floor of the Pacific.<p>According a recent report in The Wall Street Journal that cited “people familiar with the matter,” the tech giant is thinking about investing in such a multi-million dollar …

Sony SmartBand review: a fitness tracker that goes beyond fitness

When you hear the word "wearable," there's a good chance you think of a wristband, probably one that tracks your activity. Ever since Nike launched the FuelBand, your lower arm has become the main focus for fitness tech. Already the rot is setting in, though. Nike is rumored to be leaving the game …

Apple 'iWatch' hype is building toward iPhone-like levels

The buzz around the iWatch, which will likely make its debut in time for the Christmas shopping season, has been getting noticeably louder in the past few days.<p>Several media outlets have uncovered new details about the “iWatch” in the past few days:<p>The Chinese website <i>Laoyaoba</i> says the iWatch is now …

Shazam names that tune on Google Glass, but only in the UK

If you're wearing Google Glass , you can name that tune in one -- if you're in the UK. Popular music recognition app Shazam was named today as one of a raft of new services for the high-tech specs, but only for British Glass-wearers.<p>Shazam is a smartphone app that listens to the music playing …

Big Touch ID Improvements Coming this Fall?

Apple's Touch ID may be getting more than just software enhancements this fall. The fingerprint sensor system is slated to expand beyond unlocking the iPhone 5s and making purchases in the App Store and iTunes. Apple announced at their WWDC event that Touch ID would be accessible to app developers …

Aviate's ever-changing Android home screen is now available to everyone

Just several months after it first surfaced, Aviate's self-organizing Android home screen is now available to everyone, with no invitation required. The finished launcher remains focused on presenting just the apps and info you need at the time you need them. You may get news when you're at home in …

Rumor report: What to expect from iPhone 6

With just months before the expected release of the iPhone 6, rumors continue to roll in about Apple’s next-generation smartphone. Will it have a thinner bezel? A bigger screen? A glowing logo on back? In today’s video, we catch up with all the latest speculation regarding the iPhone 6.<p>Subscribe to …

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Second Life is Being Rebuilt for the Next Generation

The virtual world, Second Life celebrated its 11th birthday last Friday. To the average person, Second Life is that thing they signed up for years ago, walked around for 10 minutes and never returned to again. But, the virtual world’s marketplace has been a boon for creators and now the company …

Business travel gets hi-tech facelift as air miles soar

<b>Dropped internet connections, lost luggage and phantom hotel reservations are just a few of the frustrations faced by the typical business traveller.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business<p>Can tech combat modern slavery?<p>Battery technology playing catch-up<p>Councils 'wasting millions' on IT<p>Tech …

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What you need to know about 3D printing

Dutch designer Iris van Herpen used one to send collections down the runway. Mink hopes you'll rely on one to create custom makeup at home. Andrey Rudenko is optimistic that he can use one to help him build his next home. And soon we'll create new human organs with them.<p>The mysterious agent of …

Robot valet to park travellers’ cars at German airport

Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking?<p>Travellers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet.<p>An airport spokesman says the robot, nicknamed Ray, starts work Tuesday and can be booked using a smartphone app.<p>Thomas Koetter says all travellers need to do …

Ouch! Verizon pulls free LTE for Chromebook Pixel one year early

About 14 months ago, Google(s goog) started selling the Chromebook Pixel. The flagship laptop cost $1,299 for a Wi-Fi model or you can get one with …

CloudPhysics gets $15M to provide analytics for VMware users

Data analytics company CloudPhysics raised $15 million in a series C investment round, bringing the company’s total funding to $27.5 million. The …

See the construction of Apple’s new headquarters from the sky

Two years before Apple’s new spaceship-like campus lands, the 2.8-million-square-foot site in Cupertino, California, is still mostly a big pile of dirt. But that dirt pile is getting shapelier by the day, as the foundation is laid and preparations begin for constructing the building proper.<p>Since …

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FreedomPop To Offer App-Sized Data Plans, Free Use Of Sponsored Apps

Earlier this month, Facebook made some waves in the mobile world when it acquired Pryte, a platform for carriers to sell bite-sized (byte-sized), cheaper, data for specific apps or other services. Facebook’s interest was for its Internet.org push into developing markets, but it’s not the only one …

Second Round Of R/GA Techstars IoT-Focused Accelerator Announced

Based on the actions of Google alone (not to mention other big players in the tech world), it’s incredibly clear that the home is likely one of the next platforms to likely be dominated by tech. That said, R/GA is announcing their second iteration of the R/GA accelerator powered by TechStars, …